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Lee County Library System is offering candidates the opportunity to become a part of our dedicated team at Library Processing. We are seeking a self-motivated, customer-focused individual to be the System Administrator for the Integrated Library System (ILS) and lead the Cataloging department. The successful candidate will be team-oriented, flexible, and able to interact positively with library staff and vendors. The ability to handle situations with confidence, pragmatism, and a good attitude is essential.
Library Processing is adjacent to the East County Regional Library in Lehigh Acres, Florida. Staff at Library Processing provide centralized technical services such as the selection, ordering, receiving, cataloging, and processing of materials, administration of the library’s ILS (Polaris), Interlibrary Loan, and the transfer of library materials to our 13 branches.
Duties and Responsibilities
Leads, trains, develops, counsels and evaluates a staff of four.
Serves as System Administrator and point of contact for the library’s ILS, which includes managing settings, configurations, third-party integrations, and upgrades to ensure efficient, reliable, and responsive functionality.
Oversees the Cataloging department, including quality control, import and withdrawal of records and the application of professional cataloging standards. Collaborates with staff to ensure successful public discovery of library resources and collections.
Works with vendors for cataloging and electronic ordering specifications.
Compiles statistics. Provides data for system-wide initiatives and changes, recommending solutions or courses of action.
Coordinates inventory of materials.
Directs the ILS Training and Support Librarian, overseeing documentation and training materials. Provides guidance on ILS functions and policy. Serves a key role in the system-wide circulation roundtable.
Collaborates on OPAC configuration and settings.
Provides excellent and timely internal customer service, responding to employee questions, concerns and help requests.
Commits to keeping current in best practices and new developments by taking advantage of training and development activities, reading professional literature and participating in activities such as the Innovative Users Group (IUG) and Idea Lab.
Education, Experience, LicensingRequired Qualifications:
Any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association or a closely related field.
Two years of professional librarianship or closely related experience.
Possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Three or more years of in-depth working experience with an Integrated Library System.
Prefer two or more years of supervisory experience.
Three or more years of customer service experience.
Master’s degree in Library or Information science.
Public library experience.
Working knowledge and application of SQL.
Supplemental InformationAdditional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, are preferred.
Basic knowledge of technologies common in the public library environment is desirable.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team is preferred.
Ability to bend, stretch, sit, and stand for long periods of time.
Additional Information: The County may require employees to make either a temporary, or long-term, permanent transfer to another library location to accommodate the organization’s business needs.
This position requires 80 hours bi-weekly; hours and days will vary to include evenings, Saturdays, and some Sundays.
This position handles emergency calls for critical issues after-hours along with weekend calls in rotation with other staff.